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Severe accident: A467 Blaenau Gwent both ways

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A467 Blaenau Gwent both ways severe accident, from Castle Street to Station Road.

A467 Blaenau Gwent - A467 in Abertillery closed and queues in both directions from the Castle Street junction to the Station Road junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A4233 Rhondda, Cynon, Taff both ways

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A4233 Rhondda, Cynon, Taff both ways severe disruption, between Church Street and Institute Street.

A4233 Rhondda, Cynon, Taff - A4233 Maerdy Mountain Road in Maerdy closed in both directions between the Church Street junction and the Institute Street junction, because of a burst water pipe and emergency repairs.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A4059 Rhondda, Cynon, Taff both ways

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A4059 Rhondda, Cynon, Taff both ways severe disruption, from Ysbyty Cwm Cynon Hospital to Canal Road.

A4059 Rhondda, Cynon, Taff - A4059 in Mountain Ash closed and queues in both directions from the Ysbyty Cwm Cynon Hospital junction to the Canal Road junction, because of a police investigation.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Costain shares slide

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Shares in construction firm Costain have tumbled nearly 40% after it warned it had been hit contract delays.

It said it projects affected include the M6 Smart Motorway, Preston distributor road and HS2 Southern Section main works.

The M4 Corridor around Newport project was cancelled by the Welsh Government earlier this month, it added.

That means its revenue for 2019 will be lower than previously anticipated and underlying operating profit for the full year is expected to be in the range of £38m to £42m.

Alex Vaughan, chief executive officer, said: "Despite delays to the timing of certain contract start dates and new awards, our markets are strong, as evidenced by the breadth of our new contract awards in the first half.

"We have a strong balance sheet, profitable operations and a broad range of capabilities to support the growth of the business. Costain is well placed to secure the opportunities ahead of us."

The shares are trading at 184p.

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Severe accident: A4048 Caerphilly both ways

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A4048 Caerphilly both ways severe accident, from Park View Bungalows to B4254.

A4048 Caerphilly - A4048 in Woodfieldside closed and it's slow in both directions from the Park View Bungalows junction to the B4254 junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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